- 1tape somebody/something to record somebody/something on magnetic tape using a special machine Will you tape that discussion programme for me tonight? Private conversations between the two had been taped and sent to a newspaper. a taped announcement
- 2tape something (up) to fasten something by sticking or tying it with tape Put it in a box and tape it up securely.
- 3tape something + adv./prep. to stick something onto something else using sticky tape Someone had taped a message on the door.
- 4tape something (up) (North American English) to tie a bandage firmly around an injury or a wound That's a nasty cut—come on, we'll get it all taped up. See related entries: Medical equipment Word Origin Old English tæppa, tæppe; perhaps related to Middle Low German teppen
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BrE BrE//teɪp//; NAmE NAmE//teɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tape
BrE BrE//teɪp//; NAmE NAmE//teɪp//he / she / it tapes
BrE BrE//teɪps//; NAmE NAmE//teɪps//past simple taped
BrE BrE//teɪpt//; NAmE NAmE//teɪpt//past participle taped
BrE BrE//teɪpt//; NAmE NAmE//teɪpt//-ing form taping
BrE BrE//ˈteɪpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪpɪŋ//Medical equipment